Notre vie c'est la musique

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Monaco "Notre vie c'est la musique"
Eurovision Song Contest 1979 entry
Country Monaco
Artist(s) Laurent Vaguener
Language French
Composer(s) Paul de Senneville, Jean Baudlot
Lyricist(s) Jean Albertini, Didier Barbelivien
Conductor Gérard Salesse
Finals performance
Final result 16th
Final points 12
Appearance chronology
◄ "Les jardins de Monaco" (1978)   
"Notre planète" (2004) ►

"Notre vie c'est la musique" (English translation: "Our Life is Music") was the Monegasque entry in the Eurovision Song Contest 1979, performed in French by French singer Laurent Vaguener.

The song was composed by Paul de Senneville and one Jean Baudlot. This was de Senneville's third consecutive Monegasque Eurovision entry, in 1977 and 1978 he had written "Une petite française" and "Les jardins de Monaco" in collaboration with Olivier Toussaint and the lyricists Jean Albertini and Didier Barbelivien. Composer Jean Baudlot, in turn, is in fact the same person as the artist Laurent Vaguener; this was a pseudonym occasionally used by Baudlot in the late 70s and early 80s, sometimes spelt Laurent Wagner.

"Notre vie c'est la musique" is an up-tempo disco track in praise of the power of music. Vaguener sings of his love for American popular music (blues and rock'n'roll), as well as the sounds of Paris. He explains that one of his great joys is when an attractive girl finds his music interesting and tells him "I love you".

The song was performed sixth on the night, following Finland's Katri Helena with "Katson sineen taivaan" and preceding Greece's Elpida with "Sokrati". At the close of voting, it had received 12 points, placing 16th in a field of 19.

Following this result, Monaco withdrew from the Contest for 25 years. Thus, the song was succeeded as Monegasque representative at the 2004 Contest by Maryon with "Notre planète".

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